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A Cake Wreck is any cake that is unintentionally sad, silly, creepy, inappropriate - you name it. A Wreck is not necessarily a poorly-made cake; it's simply one I find funny, for any of a number of reasons. Anyone who has ever smeared frosting on a baked good has made a Wreck at one time or another, so I'm not here to vilify decorators: Cake Wrecks is just about finding the funny in unexpected, sugar-filled places.

Now, don't you have a photo you want to send me? ;)

- Jen
Saturday
Mar072009

Hey Nurse, Slip Me Some Tongue!

No, I'm not making a move on a medical professional; I'm just ordering some cake, Latvian style.

Check it:

According to the UK Telegraph:

"At the Hospitalis Restaurant in Riga, Latvia, staff dressed in nurse uniforms serve up a macabre cake topped with realistic-looking body parts such as fingers, noses and tongues..."

Yummy. I particularly like the tongues draping over the edge. And is that... ear hair?

Plus, with all those noses you know it has to smell funny.
(bah-dum-bump!)

Uh, Joyce? Check, please.

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Reader Comments (74)

Oh goodness. That's just disturbing.
-Deb

March 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDeb

I don't know what disturbs me the most. The creepy, disembodied, floppy, hairy, and bloody body part pizza cakes, or the bizarre murals on the walls!!! YIKES!

March 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTauna

it's too early in the morning for a post like that! ew! i wonder if people actually ate any??

March 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah K

gross

March 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAce

Do you have to be over 18 to enter that hospital restaurant? The background wall pics are a little provocative!

March 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulia

One word.
EWWWWWWWW!

March 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwpb30635

Whoa. I was about to go eat breakfast... but I just lost my appetite. And that takes a lot of doing. Those tongues just look so real!

March 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

um, what the hell is going on on the mural in the background?

March 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenternikki

And what's up with the wall decor? Is that a leg behind that woman? Is it supposed to be the front or the back of a person? And they are naked?!? Who has that on their hospital restaurant wall?!?

March 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

Ummm... I think I just threw-up a little, in my mouth...

March 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJon & Anna

Definitely get me OUT of the mood for eating cake...hope whoever was making this was shaking their head the whole time!

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March 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDoublebanker

Did you read that they make you sign an indemnity waiver to eat there? Their other dishes look like removed body parts and beer comes in a urine sample cup~! Can you imagine what milk might come in to eat with your cake? Great find.

March 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHappy Hour...Somewhere

All I can say is ewwwwwww!

March 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLiz E

Who would ever come up with an idea like this...I'm trying to figure out if those lines on the cake are supposed to be surgical scars or something...

March 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWandering Geek

To the nurse on the left, I'd just like to say, "How YOU doin'?"

March 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRobert

Hey, I'd eat it. I love disgusting body parts!

Get a load of this... word verification: "spook"

March 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlix

Vomit.

March 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCory

Oh, Latvia... out-weirding everybody in the world since, well, I don't want to know when.

March 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelley Marie

Wow. I mean... wow. That... is just... great. Oh, those wacky Latvians!

Of course, they could always partner up with this guy: http://inventorspot.com/articles/body_bread_13546

March 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRoss

And the Latvians wonder why they're not a major power broker on the world stage!

March 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Domestic Goddess

Disturbing to me on many levels. Not only is this just gross, the placement of the body parts is unbalanced.

March 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertantra flower

http://www.hospitalis.lv/gal/image_eng.php?page=1&gallery_id=2&image_id=24

yup, they're provocative alright!

i wouldn't eat that cake if you paid me....well...it would depend how much you offered.

March 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterashleyalvina

Oh, those crazy Brits!
Having an interest in the macabre, I love it!!!
~Amy B

March 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

This is definatly not a family-friendly restaurant. Not only the cake and wall decor but did anybody else notice how short the nurses skirts are?

March 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterUKnowWho

I lived in Riga Latvia several years ago and NEVER saw anything like that there. Although, I probably would have gone to eat there just to say I did. And, don't let that awful cake sway you. I think their cuisine is quite good.

March 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

My goodness, what is that??!! Kingdom Hospital?

March 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBuffy

Oh, God. I don't think I can eat today anymore D:

-Sara

March 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

OKAY. D: Happy hour, your post...it makes me want to vomit now D:

I guess it IS an 18plus restaurant...

-Sara

March 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

WOW !! I made Cake Wrecks!!! I thought I'd be one of a hundred who submitted Dave Barry's link to the story. WOW ! Amazing. Good cake for Halloween, eh?

Thanks! Y'all made my day! I just showed my husband, "look, honey, I made Cake Wrecks"---and he said, "what is it??" body parts

Glenn Beck was doing a cake in his chin skit on Fox today---anyone wanna screen grab it?

March 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjoyce

At least the bartender/surgeons are hunky. RAWR!

March 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAJ

Eww. Just...eww.

March 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterViewtiful_Justin

Of all of the disgusting cakes you've posted, this is the one that brought me closest to barfing. Yuck!

Word verification: ingent, what I DON'T want to do with this cake

March 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

*Gag*

March 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFreedomFirst

First time I've ever rolled over the photos w/out looking at them. Some of us are having breakfast... ugh!

March 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My 6 year old son thinks it's great! HA!

March 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAbbie

oh .. AWFUL.

I WAS eating...

March 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEveryGirl

Um, yeah....the last thing I need is my cake tounging me back.

March 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDenise

I think it's actually pretty neat, but that's just me apparently.

March 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStacey

Wow...uh...{urp}

I don't have anything to say.

Yes I do.

Gross!

March 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeidi 'n' Jeff

Sara, if you thought that was gross, you should read the rest of the article. I left out the BEST bits~! The article was hysterical.

March 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHappy Hour...Somewhere

The words "why? WHY?" keep echoing through my head.

I'll let you know if the other voices in there come up with an answer.

March 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKristen

Ugh! Who eats here?! Hannibal Lecter?

March 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDangGina

I would *totally* eat there.

What? It's CAKE y'all!

March 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEva Whitley

WHY???????

March 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarji

I'm desperately hoping that one day all these cake decorators get the memo: Body parts don't belong on cakes!!!

March 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMella

That is Insanely Awesome! I can see where some people would see it as wrecky, but I say it would be a fantastic way to keep most people away from my cake! Except my closest friends, of course. They are as twisted and macabre as I am.

March 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDlinthe

Oh my God! It's Eddie Gein's birthday cake!

*runs screaming from the room*

March 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterScritzy

The walls might have to be censored...
I'm glad my cake just had Sailor Moon.

March 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Leave it to the pervs at The Telegraph to use the word "uniform" when "costume" would be more accurate. They've played doctor a few times too many.

Latvia may be ahead of the curve in having a fantasy restaurant that's not your standard middle ages or other safe themes. In Europe. Japan has had the niche & outre stuff for some time now. Some of it goes way over the top.

Chubby (by Japanese standards) maids in anime-baroque outfits not only taking your orders but also doing the cooking. AKA Gothic Lolita (which has nothing to with underage girls). Various flavors of Alice in Wonderland, frequently Gothic Lolita, with equally strange food. Vampire restaurants. Ninja restaurants. Prison restaurants.

Don't drop your utensils in that last one.

March 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJerod Poore

GAK...GAK...GAK...URP

WV: CONDFALL: My eyeballs condfall out after seeing this.

March 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwolfmom

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